Contour Operator provides a method for packaging, deploying, and managing Contour. The operator extends the functionality of the Kubernetes API to create, configure, and manage instances of Contour on behalf of users. It builds upon the basic Kubernetes resource and controller concepts, but includes domain-specific knowledge to automate the entire lifecycle of Contour. Refer to the official Kubernetes documentation to learn more about the benefits of the operator pattern. Note: It may take several minutes for the Contour custom resource to become available.